We all move on the fringes of eternity and are sometimes granted vistas through fabric of illusion. Many refuse to admit it: I feel a mystery exists. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there comes a clear and quiet realisation that there is indeed a presence in the world, a nonhuman entity that is not necessarily inhuman.
My private glimpses of some ideal reality create a lasting mood that that has often been recalled in some of my photographs. . . the subtle change of light across a waterfall moved me as did a singular vista of a far-off mountain under a leaden sky. Others might well have not responded at all. Deep resonances of spirit exist, giving us glimpses of a reality far beyond our general appreciation, and knowledge. . . .no matter how many stars we see in a clear mountain sky, we now know that they are but a minuscule fragment of the total population of suns and planets in the billions of galaxies out there in the incomprehensible void.
The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
I have often had a retrospective vision where everything in my past life seems to fall with significance into logical sequence. Intuition, suspicion, or confidence in new ventures; there is a strange strain within me when advantage is not taken of some situation, the immediacy of recognition of the rightness or wrongness of a mood, a response, a decision - they are so often valid that I am increasingly convinced that we have yet to grasp the reality of existence. - Ansel Adams
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snunney (81885) 2014-09-03 2:29
A timely reminder of winter, brhh! Good choice of black and white to heighten the atmosphere.
holmertz (39569) 2014-09-03 7:13
This is an excellent, moody photo from a small town on a dark day in winter. This kind of totally untouristic view from Greece always makes me think of a movie by Theo Angelopoulos, who usually avoided sunshine and nice days in summer.
aliabazari (14273) 2014-09-03 22:13
Very beautiful shot of the place in the snow. The facade is very attractive choice. Very good composition. Thank-you for sharing
Tue (27696) 2014-09-09 3:48
A nice winter view of the town. The B&W works well for the snow-covered streets and roofs. Good composition too, the tree placed nicely in the foreground.
adores (35721) 2014-09-11 15:47
This reminds me that winter is coming:)! Beautiful view, I like it in b&w, the silhouette of the tree in foreground and the effect of the snow falling.
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-04-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 1:02